Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Sighted Departing the Langham Hotel in Central London on August 28, 2013

Lady Gaga in 2013, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 28, 1986

*75% Italian [including Sicilian]
*25% mix of French-Canadian/French, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish, Irish, and Dutch

Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her eccentric fashion and clothing.

She is the daughter of Cynthia Louise (Bissett), a philanthropist, activist, and entrepreneur, and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, an internet businessperson. Her mother is from Wheeling, West Virginia. Lady Gaga is of three quarters Italian descent (through her father and maternal grandmother). Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather was of French-Canadian/French, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish, Irish, and Dutch, ancestry.

Lady Gaga has pointed out similarities she shares with pop idol Madonna, including being of heavily Italian origin, starting out in the New York underground scene, and becoming famous when dying their hair blonde.

Lady Gaga’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, Giovanni Germanotta, and to his wife Antonia Leonetto.

Lady Gaga’s paternal grandfather was Joseph/Giuseppe Anthony Germanotta (the son of Antonino “Anthony” Germanotta and Rosaria “Rose” Lipari or Galipo). Joseph was born in New Jersey. Antonino, a shoemaker, was born, c. 1881, in Naso, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, and was the son of Francesco Germanotta and Rosaria Guerriero/Gumina. He moved to the U.S. in 1904 with Lady Gaga’s great-grandmother Rosaria, who was also born in Naso. Rosaria was a peasant, who was the daughter of Antonio Lipiari/Lipari and Benedetta Merendino.

Lady Gaga’s paternal grandmother is named Angelina/Angeline C. Calderone. Angelina is of Italian descent. Lady Gaga has used the male alias Jo Calderone, after her grandmother’s name.

Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather was Paul Douglas Bissett (the son of George Lindsey/Linsey Bissett and Sarah Ann “Sally” Leach). Paul was born in West Virginia, and had French-Canadian/French, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish, Irish, and Dutch, ancestry. George was the son of John Bissett and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Burghardt. Sarah was the daughter of John Lewis/Lee Leach and Georgianna/Georgeann W. Morningstar.

Lady Gaga’s maternal grandmother is Veronica Rose Ferrie/Ferri (the daughter of Vincenzo/Giacomo “James” Ferri/Ferrie and Filomena/Fleminia G. “Minnie”/”Fannie” Campagna/Campana/Cambangnia). Veronica was born in West Virginia, to Italian parents, from Brocco, Province of Caserta, Campania, now Broccostella, Province of Frosinone, Lazio. Filomena was the daughter of Giovanni/John Campagna.

Sources: Genealogies of Lady Gaga –

Article about Lady Gaga’s Sicilian ancestry –

Obituary of Lady Gaga’s paternal grandfather, Joseph/Giuseppe Anthony Germanotta –

Obituary of Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather, Paul Douglas Bissett –

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Lady Gaga in 2013, photo by


Curious about ethnicity

289 Responses

  1. Alexander says:

    She is not German nor English She is Italian French Canadian

  2. Cleo says:

    Lady GAGA canNOT be GERMAN.

  3. Angel Syrene says:

    She is Bitch for excellance

  4. ratkom says:

    I like italians!

    • Habe says:

      She looks part French Canadian.

    • Frankie says:

      i wonder why people insist on labeling italians as latin. latin only by tongue maybe since is italian is a neolatin language. but still i’m wondering whats the link between italy, which is in europe and the term ‘latin’, which is commonly used for people of latin american anchestry. there’s like an atlantic ocean between them. seriously, somebody tells me why.

      • Manny St.Micheal says:

        Most Italians especially ones from the south of Italy are darker skin and have jet black hair and dark brown eyes or dark hazel and italians and greeks didn’t become apart of the European nation until England and the rest of the northern Europeans decided to trade products using market system and persuadeing them to unite for assistance in time of aid between war stricken countries to keep them from invasion after the fall of rome. ITALY is more apart of the Mediaterrianea which also are decendents of the original Estrucans and Greeks! Which in a way most Italians did travel to Mexico and inspired the culture their to bring about the same colors of the Italian Flag If that makes sense.

        • Frankie says:

          ok, i’ll clear your mind about some facts. first of all i’m italian and a very little part of the things you said are rights, the rest its bullsh*t. you made a point by saying that mostly southern italians are dark skinned but actually just because (i assume you are american) most of the italian-american people you see there are from deep south like Sicily where dark features are more common. fair features are common exactly in the same way of the dark ones everywhere in Italy. nothing more, nothing less. Dark features doesn’t make us ‘latinos’. about european union you must be not well educated about that because: the first European type of union was made by Italy, France, Netherlands, West Germany named The European Coal And Steel Community; and the first territorial union was decided in Rome. So it means that Italy is part of the EU since its first times. Then if you’re talking about other ages, just explain yourself. About that Mexican flag story, the flag was actually inspired to the French one when Italy was conqueered by Napoleon. But that mexican fantasy was quite funny.
          Anyways ‘Latino’ is a term used to describe Hispanic people not all Mediterrean people. Its a stereotype. Hispanic people: people from the Iberian paeninsula and Latin America. Latin is the language talked by all Central and South european people in the Roman ages and its the base of italian, french, spanish, portuguese, romanian languages, and believe me or not the 45% of nowadays english words has english roots. So Nothing to do with ‘Latinos’.
          i just can’t stand at ignorant people who are so sure of the absurd things they’re saying.

        • Blonde Frizzles says:

          sorry, I don’t want to offend anyone, but with all the information that people are filling me with about why some Italans look a certain way n’ stuff, I think my heads going to pop open. lol Once I see those long comments I just avoid them because they scare me away ’cause usually the’re sorta boring LOL! Anyway, I could care less if Gaga was Italian. Actually, I thank it’s cool ’cause I am too! I like her, but she may claim that she’s artistic, but sometimes it’s just a little too much. lol

        • Jenny says:

          Wow, you are completely misinformed and ignorant…

      • Wow says:

        Latin by blood bc Latium was in what we now know as Italy. It is the birthplace of “Latin”

    • Lovely_05 says:

      You obviously have no taste. Italians are the best!

  5. dominique says:

    i dont think shes all tht shit bcuz im sure she would of deff said something about being french bcuz she speaks it almost fluently n im sure she would want to rep the frenchness n shes all about being herself n what not im startin to have my doubts about this website!??

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